On September 29, 2014 at approximately 4:45pm the Texas State Police Department began receiving phone calls from individuals that were the victim of a phone collection scam. The callers claim to be representing the IRS or police officers collecting for the IRS and demand an immediate payment to avoid confiscation of property. The caller ID number appears to be from a Texas State University Police administrative line (512-245-8336) and the callers will give it as a call back. This is a scam to give any information to the caller. If you submitted payment immediately contact your credit card provider and report the offense. Contact local police to file a report. These calls are not generated from the Department nor are related to the Texas State University Police Department. For more details please see http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/press/press_tigta-2014-03.htm
Arrest made in Armed Robbery, Shooting
San Marcos Police have made an arrest in the September 21st robbery of Gotta Habit Smoke Shop.
San Marcos Police Detectives obtained an arrest warrant on Thursday, September 25, 2014 charging Steven Carlos Hernandez (DOB 08/05/1994) with Aggravated Robbery.
Hernandez was arrested without incident Thursday evening in the 2300 block of Clovis Barker Road in San Marcos by members of the Hays County/San Marcos SWAT team. Hernandez is currently incarcerated at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center.
The San Marcos Police Department received a call at 6:16 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 reporting a man had been shot at the Gotta Habit Smoke Shop, located at 700 N. LBJ #113.
The suspect entered the store brandishing a pistol and was confronted by the victim, 25-year-old Patrick William Reilly. Reilly grappled with Hernandez and was shot in the chest during the robbery, according to police.
Police believe Hernandez then fled the scene on foot. He was armed with a pistol and was last seen running toward the Treehouse Apartments on N. LBJ Drive.
Officers from multiple agencies and a K-9 unit responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.
This investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be filed as detectives continue to evaluate the evidence.